Author: David Pourshoushtari

Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of Senator McCain’s “No” Vote to Save ACA

Denver, CO — Three years ago, on July 28, 2017, Senator John McCain cast his historic ‘thumbs down’ vote to block Donald Trump, Cory Gardner, and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But even in the middle of a global pandemic, Trump, Gardner, and other Colorado Republicans are still pushing to destroy…
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After Ivanka’s Photo Op, Sen. Brittany Pettersen Slams Donald Trump and Cory Gardner’s Failed Record on Child Care

Denver, CO – After Ivanka Trump’s photo op in Denver today, State Senator Brittany Pettersen called out Donald Trump and Cory Gardner’s long record of broken promises to Colorado’s working families, including child care. Pettersen was the one of the first state senators in Colorado history to give birth while in office and has been…
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Ivanka Trump and David Bernhardt’s Photo Ops Can’t Spin Trump’s Failures on Child Care, Public Lands

Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s events in Colorado this week.  Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:  “Ivanka Trump and David Bernhardt’s photo ops can’t spin Donald Trump’s disastrous record on child care and…
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Are Colorado Republicans to the Right of *Trump* on Masks?!

Denver, CO — It seems that in the Trump White House, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. In addition to his blatant xenophobia that has reportedly fueled a rise in anti-Asian American racism and violence, Donald Trump tweeted something that a number of Colorado Republicans might find hard to hear:…
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Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis

Photo by Lorie Shaull.  The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement in reaction in reaction to the tragic news that Congressman John Lewis of Georgia– a civil rights giant and an American icon — has died at the age of 80: Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party “From his beginning as a…
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Colorado Dems: Fired Up and Ready to Win in November!

Over the past few months, Colorado has shown 2 things: Contrary to what Donald Trump wildly tweets, Mail-in Ballots work and increase turnout. In the midst of a global pandemic, Colorado has seen record-breaking turnout in 2 primaries both in March and in June with mail-in voting. The momentum is on the Democrats’ side, with…
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AG Weiser, Vinson Statements on Trump’s Continued Assault on ACA

Denver, CO — The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statements in response to Trump and Republicans filing briefs before the Supreme Court Thursday night in support of repealing the ACA in full. A new report found that 470,000 Coloradans could lose their healthcare coverage if the lawsuit to repeal the ACA is successful.  Colorado…
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Statement on Polis EO on Elijah McClain

Denver, CO — The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement in reaction to the news that Governor Jared Polis announced an executive order to have Attorney General Phil Weiser investigate the killing of Elijah McClain by police officers: Halisi Vinson, Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party “We applaud Governor Polis’ move to empower…
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Colorado Democratic Party Statement on Juneteenth

Denver, CO — Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll and Executive Director Halisi Vinson released the following statement on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth: “George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. De’Von Bailey. Elijah McClain. These are just a handful of the lives senselessly taken by systemic racism and white supremacy here in Colorado…
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Dems Deliver in Historic Session!

The strangest Colorado legislative session in recent history came to a close today as Democratic elected officials met the moment with a laundry list of accomplishments. Denver, CO — In a legislative session that started, stopped, and started again while being described as “an 11 on the weird scale” by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg,…
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